LATEST: AU/NZ Softwood Log Export Price Index Lifted 14.4% in March: IndustryEdge

The Australian and New Zealand regional Softwood Log Price Index lifted 14.4% in March, despite deteriorating prices for Australian exports. The combined weighted index, based in US dollars, rose entirely due to a 16.1% lift in New Zealand’s export price according to IndustryEdge’s Softwood Log Export Price Index. The index… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 65.1%, Hardwood down 51.8%

ANZ Log Export Price Index up in February IndustryEdge’s Australian and New Zealand Export Log Price Index fell to its lowest point for the year in January 2022; before rebounding in February to USD107/m3. The combined index value for February trade was 105.4%, meaning the average log price was 5.4%… Read More

Log exports – New Codes, New Data and Some Data Errors

  As we advised over recent months, commencing January 2022, new trade codes are being used for a wide range of wood products.   IndustryEdge has implemented all the required database changes and has created all the normal uploads and files clients have come to expect. As with any new… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 64.4%, Hardwood down 47.5%

ANZ Log Export Price Index drops further in December IndustryEdge’s Australian and New Zealand Export Log Price Index continued its decline in December 2021, falling to its lowest point for the year; USD101/m3. The combined index value for December trade was 99.60%, meaning the average log price was 0.4% lower… Read More

India: from nowhere to everything for Australian softwood logs

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA Australia’s log exports have dwindled over the last year as the full impact of Chinese import bans have continued to bite deep. Though it has not replaced the volumes lost from the Chinese market, only one country – India – has taken significant and consistent supplies of Australia’s… Read More

Log Exports year-ended November 2021

ANZ Log Export Price Index plunges in November IndustryEdge’s Australian and New Zealand Export Log Price Index plunged in November 2021, slumping to a year-long low of USD110/m3. The combined index for November trade was 103.34%, meaning the average log price has risen just 3.34% since the index start point… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 61.0%, Hardwood down 42.0%

Softwood Log Exports down 61.0% p.a. October 2021 was the twelfth consecutive month to record declines in Australia’s annual softwood log exports, with the annual volume dropping significantly below the 2 million m3 mark, due to Chinese bans on Australian logs. Across the year-ended October 2021, Australia’s total annual exports… Read More

New Business Analysis Tools for Regional Wood Products Industry

The latest upgrades to Wood Market Edge online put even more analytical tools in the hands of Australia and New Zealand’s forestry and wood products industry. Client feedback since Wood Market Edge online was launched in April 2020 focussed on three main areas: Global log trade and the relationship between… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 51.7%, Hardwood down 37.5%

Softwood Log Exports down 51.7% p.a. September 2021 was the eleventh consecutive month to record declines in Australia’s annual softwood log exports, with the annual volume dropping below the 2 million m3 mark for the first time. Across the year-ended September 2021, Australia’s total annual exports of softwood logs were… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood down 44.5%, Hardwood down 26.1%

Softwood Log Exports down 44.5% August 2021 was the tenth consecutive month recording declines for Australia’s annual softwood log exports, as import bans in China produce a clear impact. Smaller shipments are now being sent to India, Vietnam and Korea. Across the year-ended August 2021, Australia’s total annual exports of… Read More

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